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Buckeye Recipe

Our Classic Buckeye Recipe Is The Perfect Combination Candy, Creamy Peanut Butter And Luscious Chocolate. Homemade, Easy To Make, And Amazing! 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Buckeye Recipe, No Bake Dessert
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 30 Pieces
Calories 227kcal
Author Kathleen


  • 1 1/2 Cups Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 1/2 Cup Butter, Softened
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 3 Cups Confectioner's Sugar, Or More As Needed
  • 2 Cups Semisweet Chocolate Chips
  • 2 Tablespoons Vegetable Shortening


  • Add peanut butter, softened butter, vanilla, and salt to a large mixing bowl. Using a hand-held electric mixer, cream together ingredients well blended.
  • Gradually mix in confectioners sugar, beating until well combined.
  • Shape into 1 inch balls and place on parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Place in the freezer for 60 minutes. 
  • In a microwave safe bowl melt the chocolate chips and vegetable shortening on high for 45 seconds. Remove from microwave and stir vigorously. If needed, microwave at 15-second intervals, stirring after each interval, until mixture is melted. 
  • Remove peanut butter balls from freezer. Insert a toothpick in the top center of a peanut butter ball and dip 3/4 of the ball, into melted chocolate, leaving the top without chocolate. allow excess chocolate to drip. Place back on the baking tray.
  • Remove the toothpick and smooth out the hole with a small offset spatula or your fingertip.
  • Allow chocolate to set before serving. Buckeye's can be served at room temperature or cold. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-5 days. 


Serving: 1/30 of the recipe | Calories: 227kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 126mg | Potassium: 151mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 100IU | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg